FINE-VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED TOP PLATE BLOCK OF THE 20-CENT 1914 ISSUE.
Incredibly, this is the only top plate block to appear in Power Search in any gum condition
FINE. A RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 50-CENT PERF 12 WITH SINGLE-LINE WATERMARK.
As a measure of rarity, the Wampler collection had a hinged top plate block, and the Fogelson collection did not have a Scott 421 plate block (both Shreves sales). Our sale of the MLG collection also did not contain one. The only examples contained in Power Search since this block was offered in our 1973 Rarities sale are from the left position (7940, offered in 2006) and from the top position (7057, offered in our 2014 Rarities sale)
FINE AND SCARCE TOP POSITION PLATE BLOCK OF THE 50-CENT PERF 12 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE.
We have offered only three other top position plate blocks of Scott 422 since keeping computerized records, each of which was hinged. We have also offered two from the bottom position, with narrow selvage.
FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 30-CENT 1914 ISSUE.
In addition to the block offered here, Power Search contains only six other plate blocks of Scott 439, including one in Mint N.H. condition.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF SCOTT 445, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.
With 1994 P.F. (as pair) and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,400.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded and only one other shares it
FINE-VERY FINE. A LOVELY AND RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1915 $1.00 PERF 10 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARK ISSUE, SCOTT 460.
Lewis Kaufman records only six top and six bottom plate blocks for this issue. Plate 5782 was the only plate prepared for each of the $1.00 Franklin issues (Scott 423, 460, 478 and 518).
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE MINT NEVER-HINGED TOP PLATE BLOCK OF THE 10-CENT PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED 1916-17 ISSUE.
Power Search contains only one other Mint N.H. example -- a wide top plate block that realized $8,000 in our 2005 Rarities sale. We have sold only three other Scott 472 plate blocks in any gum condition since 2000, and they were each hinged side positions.
With 2004 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL PLATE BLOCK OF SIX OF THE $1.00 PERF 10 UNWATERMARKED FRANKLIN ISSUE.
Lewis Kaufman records only nine top and four bottom plate blocks of Scott 478. Plate 5782 was the only plate prepared for each of the $1.00 Franklin issues (Scott 423, 460, 478 and 518).
FINE. A SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF SIX OF THE $2.00 MADISON PERF 10.
This is the first Mint N.H. plate block we have offered since 2009
VERY FINE AND SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED TOP PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE $5.00 MARSHALL 1917 PERF 10 ISSUE.
With 1990 P.F. certificate